Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
Precision health is an emerging area of great clinical promise in which patients receive targeted treatments based on their individual biological and genetic makeup, or have standard care altered to avoid potential adverse effects indicated by their biology.
Our goal is to support precision health at BC Children's Hospital by bringing together distinct projects and processes to establish a robust, cohesive support system that improves care and health outcomes for every patient.
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